Yorkshire Pudding (or just Yorkshire) is a baked, savoury batter pudding originating in Yorkshire, England. Normally accompanying beef, potatoes and vegetables, the batter is made from eggs, flour, milk and salt.
The Yorkshire can take one of two forms. Small bun-sized puddings may be put on the plate beside the meal, or larger puddings are baked, which have a sunken centre into which the food is placed - vegetables, meat, gravy and all.
If you are roasting a joint of meat for dinner, the Yorkshires can be placed in the oven for the last 20 minutes for baking.
Preheat an oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Whisk the flour, salt, eggs and a little milk to make a smooth paste, then mix in the rest of the milk to make a batter. Preheat a little lard or beef dripping in a round tin, or bun tins, then pour in the mixture and cook for 25 minutes or until risen and golden brown.
Lard or dripping are ideal fats for cooking, but a vegetarian version can be made by cooking in oil - although the lower temperature will affect the final result.